Meck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Meck was first used as a surname among the descendants of the ancient Scottish people known as the Picts. It was a name for a timid person. Meck is a nickname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress. The surname Meck comes from the Old English word meek, which means humble or merciful.

Early Origins of the Meck family

The surname Meck was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland.

Important Dates for the Meck family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meck research. Another 68 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1680, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Meck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Meck Spelling Variations

Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Meck has been spelled Meek, Meeke, Meeks, Meik, Meech, Meach, Mekie and others.

Early Notables of the Meck family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Meck family to Ireland

Some of the Meck family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 76 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Meck migration to the United States

In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Meck:

Meck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Bernhard Meck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Meck (post 1700)

  • Jackie A. Meck, American politician, Mayor of Buckeye, Arizona, 2013 [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from
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